Friday, February 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Subway Art

I am so excited I have finally learned how to do some subway art. What is most amazing for me is that I was able to make the decisions on what font, what color and where to place the words in one day. I know that might not seem like much of a feat, but for me I feel like I just ran my first half marathon.  I am so excited to share with you my version of St. Patrick Subway Art. I know the words I chose will not be for many, but I like to have some of the true meaning displayed during holidays.  I am hoping that some will see mine and wonder what the words have to do with St. Patrick's and a learning experience can happen. I am posting today and hopefully will figure out how to share. I do believe you can click on the image and click save, it will be a jpg. When it opened and I clicked print I chose 8x10 and it fit on page correctly. Let me know if you use the image I would like to see how you would display it and if the image does/doesn't work.

I would like to thank the ladies at Someday Crafts for sharing their tutorial on making subway art, with pictures and text for explanation.  This tutorial helped me.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Treat Bag

Once I had the children's Valentine's  bag together I needed to get the teachers gift together.  I bought plastic champagne glasses and filled with Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts and wanted to attach a bottle of Bath and Body Works Hand soap to the cup. Disastrous is all I can say. But on my search on how to gift the items I found a tutorial on how to fold a treat bag, and no scissors needed. It was quick and easy, four minutes easy.  I would post pics of me making my bag but it takes forever for me to get the pics onto my computer, so if you want to see how she does it stop by Cosmo Cricket

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Mantel

I am so excited. Not only did I finish decorating my mantel before February, I am actually posting this the first day of Feb. I know some bloggers are already onto St. Patricks day but I have to move at my pace. I am so happy to be sharing this with everyone. Also, I do not know all the proper blogger etiquette for linking to someones blog, but I want to share with your where I downloaded my printables.

Ballon hearts are from

Valentine Subway Art

And I found these due to Craftionary Blog

Thank you ladies for making or collecting and sharing these printables. You helped to make me one happy person who was able to decorate for a lovely holiday.

I just linked up to
Decor Chick

I know it seems as though I have already fallen off the wagon of resolutions. That is not the case, I made goals, not resolutions. I knew my schedule would not allow for me to do everyday posting, but I have at least done some crafting and home decorating. These activities mean that I have some pictures to post and I am so excited to share these pictures with you.

Okay, this is the only pic I could find of my old wall and fireplace. And this is from Christmas 2010.

Here are some pics of the painting in progress

The top color is the old color. I was so happy to get new paint on that wall. In the picture the old color looks a lot like the new color really looks. The old paint had a purple/brown color to it. There are still some touch-ups that we need to finish, but with our schedule it took us two weeks to paint due to schedules that seem to not allow anyone in the house for more than 2 hours at a time. 

Here is the finished fireplace, fireplace wall and and right side wall, we did eventually paint the left wall. My 4 year old loves taking pictures, and wanted to take my pic in front of the fireplace.